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ISTIFA (Short Version)

SHOT BYRahat Mahajan

DIRECTORRahat Mahajan

CATEGORYNarrative

DESCRIPTION

ISTIFA (RESIGNATION)

Featuring:
Ravi Braroo as Fatehchand Sharma
Suman Pandita as Sharda
Emmanual Singh as S.D.M.
Rachu as Suraj
Adarsh Band Jassur – Sher Singh (Band Master) as Marriage Band

Direction.Shot.Cut:
Rahat Mahajan

Produced by:
Ajay Mahajan
Veni Mahajan

Screenplay:
Rahat Mahajan
Akshay Singh

Based on:
Munshi Premchand’s – Istifa

Production Design:
Veni Mahajan

Line Producers:
Gandeep Kumar (Pammu)
Sandesh Dadwal

Music:
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

Electricians & Lighting:
Pradeep
Anup

Sound Design:
Siddharth Prakash

Color Correction:
Patrick Wynne

Graphics:
Angela Yu

English Subtitles:
Neha Dutta

Sound:
Babloo Sound System, Nurpur

Grips:
Rakesh
Surinder
Baldev

Transportation:
Tilak
Som Raj
Pal
Deepu

Supporting Cast:
Shabnam (daughter role)
Sushma (friend role)
Beena Devi (friend role)
Chanchla(mother role)

Bhedh Bakri Wale:
Gaddi Om Prakash Bhola
Gaddi Sarwan Kumar
Gaddi Mast Ram

Scooter Wala:
Rajiv Mehra

Special Thanks –

USA:
Ann Kaneko
Milton Liu
Victoria Hochberg
J.P. Geuens
Ross LaManna
Johnna Beeson

India:
Vikram Jaryal (Jot Area)
Manoj Sharma, JE
Vishal Sharma
Kikro
Shiv Kumar
Ishwar Dass
Anjana Devi
Bindu Devi
Naresh Kumar
Yash Pal
Rahul Kalia
Sanjeev Kumar

The Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists is sponsored by grants from
The James Irvine Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

A Visual Communications Production © 2014

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Recognition:
– National Finalist under the narrative category for the 41st Student Academy Awards (2014).
– Special Screening at the Directors Guild of America as a part of the ‘VC Digital Posse 2014’ for the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.
– Aired as part of the 2014 edition of “Fine Cut”, KCET’s 17th annual festival of student films.
– Aired on Comcast/XFINITY Asia, as a part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the entire month of May 2015.

To read more about the journey of how the film was made:
http://blogs.artcenter.edu/dottedline/2014/04/15/oscar-ahoy-grad-film-student-rahat-mahajans-istifa-selected-student-academy-award-finalist/

http://www.kcet.org/shows/fine_cut/web-extras/qa-istifa-director-rahat-mahajan.html

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